MS1 Class Information – May 4, 2023


Help the school by taking a survey!

This is a message from Sara Kim, Ph.D., associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement:

Here is an update on the response rates of the MS1 survey that was launched last week. Thank you so much for recording one of the highest response rates within a week of a survey launch.

Already, 29 percent of you completed the survey (see the graph below). The regional campus breakdown data are impressive:

• Wyoming:    50%
• Montana:    40%
• Alaska:         30%
• Spokane:     28%
• Seattle:        25%
• Idaho:          24%

It’s unusual to see about a quarter of the class or more at each site completing the survey this early. I thank you!

We are excited to offer incentives for your cohort as follows. The chance to win:

  • 1 Amazon Kindle ($100)
  • 2 Amazon Fire Tablets ($60)
  • 2 Portable Chargers ($50)
  • 1 pair of Wireless Earbuds ($50)
  • 3 Portable Stanley Adventure Travel Tumblers ($30)

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month

If you’re leaning toward a specialty (or a couple of them) and have already met with Career Advising, review when you can meet with your specialty career advisor (SCA)! Some of you don’t have to connect with them until starting your clinical phase. Just follow their advice on the Specialty Guides. For others, it can be great to get on the SCA’s radar early, but make sure you bring specific questions. Use this website to prepare you for your meeting. Be ready to share your summer plans with them and ask if they have any suggestions (such as, presenting your summer project at a specific conference, extra shadowing, volunteering, etc.). 

Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.

Special notice: Action required for disability accommodations for clerkship locations (If needed)

Students who require clerkship location accommodations to manage their personal medical conditions/disabilities must apply for and be approved by the university’s Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office prior to June 30. Because it can take two to five weeks, sometimes longer, to be approved for accommodation with DRS, you should start the process as soon as possible (and no later than June 16).

  • If you are not currently registered with DRS, please fill out a “new student application” and submit your documentation via the DRS services website.
  • If you are already receiving accommodation through DRS and want to discuss clerkship location, please schedule an appointment with Kowan Russell,

Additional information about the steps for requesting accommodation is outlined on the UW DRS “Getting Started” website.

In case you missed it, here is a link to the latest MS1 newsletter.

Have a fabulous week!